Colts’ Wentz to have surgical procedure, out 5-12 weeks

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will endure surgical procedure Monday on his injured foot and be sidelined roughly 5 to 12 weeks, coach Frank Reich introduced.

Reich stated it is an previous harm, probably from highschool, and a damaged bone got here free in Wentz’s foot.

Wentz felt a “twinge in his foot” when he rolled out and planted to throw late in final Thursday’s apply, offensive coordinator Marcus Brady stated Friday.

Reich stated Jacob Eason will proceed to obtain first-ream reps in apply with Wentz sidelined.

“The job is Jacob’s proper now. He has to show it, he is aware of that. Jacob’s within the drivers seat,” he advised reporters.

The Colts acquired Wentz through the offseason and reunited him with Reich by giving the Philadelphia Eagles a third-round choose on this 12 months’s draft and a conditional second-round choose within the 2022 draft.

Wentz was benched in favor of Jalen Hurts with the Eagles final season after being sacked 50 instances and throwing 15 interceptions in 12 video games.

Accidents have been a part of Wentz’s first 5 years within the NFL. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL late within the 2017 season. He has performed a full season simply twice in his profession.

ESPN’s Mike Wells contributed to this report.

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